Nation World HQ
January 07 2012 11:43PM
In a game where the Calgary Flames were hoping to snap a season long five game losing skid, they got a special gift along with accomplishing their goal. Jarome Iginla scored goal number 500 at 8:33 of the third period in a game where all the scoring came in the final 20 minutes; all in all, a fairly decent effort from a depleted Calgary lineup on a special night at the Scotiabank Saddledome.
January 07 2012 11:00PM
Final Score: 3-1 W
January 07 2012 07:20PM
With the multitude of injuries and such, the roster the Flames are icing tonight looks about as vulnerable as a baby gazelle at the watering hole.
The only good news is the Flames are facing one of the lesser teams in the league in the Minnesota wild. That said, even the Wild have at least two NHL quality forward units tonight, including Mikko Koivu who will likely be the best skater on the ice. There isn't a team the Flames can take lightly at the best of times this year and in their incredibly weakened state Calgary is set up to play slump buster for the stumbling Wild.
That said, Iginla usually plays well against this club for whatever reason. Maybe he'll score #500 tonight, which would salvage the game for most Flames fans even if they lose.
Nation World HQ
January 07 2012 12:59PM
With a five game losing skid punctuated by a 9-0 loss to the Boston Bruins on Thursday night, the Calgary Flames look to pick themselves up tonight against the Minnesota Wild (8 pm, CBC and Sportsnet 960). It's the first Flames home game since December 22nd and it gives the team an opportunity to erase what has been a really ugly stretch. With injuries and callups, it'll be a new look Calgary team tonight.
January 06 2012 10:57AM
Reports coming down today that the Flames have dealt Brendan Mikkelson to the Tampa Bay Lightning for forward Blair Jones.
Mikkelson was acquired on waivers from the Ducks last season, but never really got a foothold in the Calgary organization. He spent most of his time as healthy scratch last year and has been plying his trade for the Abbotsford Heat this season.